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Oman: Muscat Int'l Airport $260m deals due in 2016

Oman Airport Management Company said 10% of the project's total 40 tenders will be dedicated to small and medium enterprises (SMEs)

Up to 40 tenders are expected to be released for the new Muscat International Airport.
Up to 40 tenders are expected to be released for the new Muscat International Airport.

Up to 40 tenders will be floated for the construction of Muscat International Airport, with contracts likely to be awarded by mid-2016, an official has confirmed. 

Aimen Ahmed Al Hosni, acting CEO of Oman Airport Management Company (OAMC), said deals worth $259.7m (OMR100m) will be awarded to build the new airport. 

Up to 10% of these deals will be presented to small and medium enterprises (SMEs). 

According to Times of Oman, Samer Ahmed Al Nabhani, general manager for commercial operations at OAMC, said a chosen number of requests for proposals (RFPs) for SMEs will be floated in the first quarter of 2016. 

RFPs already relased, and due for submission next year, include: facility management - provision for cleaning services at passenger terminal, for cleaning services for landside facilities and ancillary buildings, for waste management and pest control service; ICT support and maintenance - operation and maintenance of ICT server farm, of business systems, airport systems ICT network data center, security and telecom infrastructure; and, non-aeronautical services - irrigation and landscaping maintenance services cargo handler at MCT, cargo handler at regionals including SLL, MRO at regionals including SLL (maintenance, repair and overhaul for aircraft safety and worthiness), FBO at SLL and MCT (fixed, base operator for managing and supporting general aviation), ground handling at MCT, ground handling at regionals including SLL. 

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